The Olympic Problem

The future of South Korea’s 2018 Winter Olympic ski slopes is in doubt Reports from Korea indicate that government agencies there are undecided on what will happen to the country’s Jeongseon Alpine Ski Centre on Mount Gariwang. Located in Ganwong, the centre was built from scratch at a cost of just over 20 billion won […]

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Europe’s new highest 3S gondola lift incorporates a green design The new 3S gondola lift up to the Klein Matterhorn above Zermatt, Switzerland, has some nice green credentials. Operating daily since November 1st this year, it has taken three years to build, during 100-day summer construction weather windows at around 3,800m above sea level The new lift, […]

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Chalets Stand Against Plastic

Chalet company AliKats Mountain Holidays have joined the battle against the 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic in the world Since establishing their company – which now runs ten chalets in Morzine – in 2011, founders Al and Kat have been conscious of keeping plastic usage to a minimum. Over the years, they have refined their […]

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Pitzal: The Solar Glacier

Austria’s Pitztal Glacier, the country’s highest ski area, has built a solar farm The system, which was tested with a smaller facility last winter, will generate approximately 1,450,000kWh of power annually, energy equivalent to the needs of 380 to 420 households per year. This figure represents around a third of the ski centre’s energy requirements. […]

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Indoor Sunshine

An indoor snow centre in the Netherlands is going green, thanks to solar power A project to make one of the world’s largest indoor snow centres almost self-sufficient in their renewable energy needs has gone live. SnowWorld Landgraaf in the Netherlands, which has a number of indoor ski slopes up to 550m long, has had […]

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SkiWelt’s Free Fuel Initiative

Austria’s giant, the SkiWelt ski area, has announced its network of electric charging stations – located in the car parks at the base of its various lifts – will be further expanded for this coming season. SkiWelt will have nine charging points in operation, which are available for visitors to charge up their cars free of […]

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